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Nurse with GirlThe Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) offers a unique combination of big city career opportunity and rural quality of life.

It is home to leading specialists and researchers who provide care in almost every area of pediatric medicine.

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About CHaD

About Us graphicAs New Hampshire’s only comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services.

CHaD was recognized in 1992 as a “children’s hospital within a hospital” by the Children’s Hospital Association. CHaD is one of 205 children’s hospitals in the United States providing care specifically focused on children.

For more information about our approach to children’s health care, see our Health Care Services section.

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Working at CHaD

Compassion, a dedication to quality, and a commitment to safety define the culture at CHaD. We strive to achieve the healthiest population possible, leading the transformation of health care in our region and setting the standard for our nation.

Devotion to our employees and patients

Using shared governance, we ensure that each employee has a voice and the power to effect change at CHaD. We provide opportunities for pioneering research and are committed to the population we serve.

Competitive compensation

Our salaries are equitable and compete easily with those of urban medical centers. Our outstanding benefits program offers comprehensive medical, dental, life, and disability coverage.

Learning opportunities

We encourage our health care professionals to further their knowledge through tuition reimbursement, conferences, grand rounds, and other training programs.

A diverse employee population

At CHaD, we know that diversity benefits our patients, families, visitors, and the community at large. We are an Equal Employment-Affirmative Action employer. Employees and applicants shall be afforded equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or military status.

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Benefits

The health and well-being of our employees and our community is vital to the success of our organization and a critical component of our vision to “Achieve the healthiest population possible.”

Dartmouth-Hitchcock offers a total compensation package that includes competitive health and welfare benefits. These benefits consist of “Core Benefits” that are provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock as well as “Benefit Choices,” allowing you to select additional benefits to meet your personal situation and needs.

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Nursing Specialties

“Shared governance, peer review, the clinical ladder and supportive leadership have enabled me to further my professional development—this has been rewarding to me.”
Barbara, RN, CHaD

CHaD Nursing

Nationally accredited as a “children’s hospital within a hospital,” the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) serves as the regional center for children’s health care. With specialists in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine, CHaD provides outstanding family-centered care.

From comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinics to a state-of-the-art PICU and level III NICU, CHaD offers exciting opportunities for competent and compassionate nurses. CHaD received its accreditation from the Children’s Hospital Association in 1992.

CHaD nursing specialties

  • CHaD Staffing Group
    Covering the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Pediatric Unit, nurses in this dynamic team float between all three CHaD areas.
  • PainFree Program
    CHaD’s acclaimed PainFree Program is a multispecialty clinical service available to all pediatric patients.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    Our world class Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) serves the needs of level I through level III infant patients including; premature, sick newborns, and those with cardiac, surgical, neurological, and metabolic disease.
  • Pediatric & Adolescent
    Provides exceptional family-centered care to patients needing an array of medical and surgical services including neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, oncology, and cardiology.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
    Our renowned Pediatric Intensive Care unit has eight large private patient rooms, all with expansive views of our natural woodland setting. This nurse-designed unit provides all the best to support nursing practice and patient care.
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